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Continuing Education at PAFA


Bookbinding Workshop (ONLINE)


with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Learn how to turn your prints and drawings into sculptural works of art in the form of artists’ books. Bookbinding only requires simple tools, is easily portable, and does not require a shop or studio, making it ideal for any artist working from home.  Designed for beginners, this two-part workshop will introduce students to basic book structures including pamphlet, accordion, Japanese stab binding, and long stitch. Demonstration topics include incorporating printmaking into bookbinding and how to make your own paste, paper, and bookcloth. Course content will be presented in the form of short video tutorials, printable tutorials, and video conferencing with the instructor and other students. Video conferencing will take place over two Saturdays, with the rest of the course content available to students during the intervening week. 

Learning Objectives

  •  Students will be introduced to four basic bookbinding techniques including: pamphlet, accordion, Japanese stab bindings, and long stitch.

Students will gain an understanding of bookbinding materials, tools, and techniques.

Students will gain and understanding of how to construct a well-crafted book structure. 

Students will become familiar with the use of bookbinding as an artform and how it can be used to display, or conserve works on paper. 

Register by:  October 30

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